Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Last Wish By Mike O'Neil aka Boreegard


Red Rock is the deepest, most majestic
Pool in our Woodland Brook.
Alice Jean wanted her corporeal remains
To be put there when she died.

Even after the brain tumors were excised,
And her perfect memory was a thing of
The past, she would voice this wish
Again and again.

On a clear July morning, her son Peter
Took her ashes and slowly added her
To the strongly flowing current,
At the head of the pool.

Her sister said a silent prayer.
Peter, Jim and I bid her
A good journey—and the brook
Sang her its eternal song.

The song she’d longed for.

July 27, 2016